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McCain Just Demolished Trump’s Ego: ‘We Don’t Answer To Trump, We Answer To The American People’

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McCain Just Demolished Trump’s Ego: ‘We Don’t Answer To Trump, We Answer To The American People’

In a blistering op-ed, Republican Sen. John McCain on Thursday sent a powerful message to President Trump saying “Congress does not answer to him, but to the American people” despite his recent attacks on the lawmakers.

“We must respect his authority and constitutional responsibilities. We must, where we can, cooperate with him. But we are not his subordinates. We don’t answer to him. We answer to the American people,” the veteran senator wrote in a Washington Post op-ed.

“We must be diligent in discharging our responsibility to serve as a check on his power. And we should value our identity as members of Congress more than our partisan affiliation,” he continued.

In the piece, McCain called for “a return to regular order”, highlighting the fact that “Congress must govern with a president who has no experience of public office, is often poorly informed and can be impulsive in his speech and conduct.”

McCain’s comments come as Congress faces gridlock and extremely low approval ratings from the public, as both chambers attempt to tackle tax reform after Senate Republican’s failure to repeal and replace ObamaCare.

Trump has taken to publicly criticizing his lawmakers recently, most notably taking aim at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Trump also took aim at McCain and fellow Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake (R) at a rally in Arizona.

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